Mediterranean mussels

It’s been more than a week since I last posted a recipe. I have to admit it was a hectic time for me, not only that I had to study but also had to go to work and still find time to do all the things needed at home. So finally I organized my time better and I’m here with new recipes.

Last week was also a good week for me because I got a job interview in a big home appliance company which I ultimately couldn’t accept because they needed someone to work there for 2 years and even though I have more time to work a part-time job now, a year from now I’ll have more classes and won’t be able to work as much. The news about getting a second interview came on my birthday last week and even the sun was out. I grabbed a chance and visited one of my favourite restaurants in Zagreb, I spent time with the people dearest to me, played with my niece and nephew and all that while hangover from a party I went to a day earlier.

But let’s get back to the recipe, Mediterranean mussels – one of my ultimate summer recipes. I know it’s not summer, but we can pretend on those warm spring days when the sun is high and clouds nowhere in sight. Today’s a rainy day in Zagreb, I can only imagine myself sunbathing on a beach, drinking cocktails and enjoying a fresh salty breeze, all while listening to David Bowie – one of the true music artists whose songs can really get you moving, I’ve got his song Young Americans stuck in my head all morning.

I’ve got a question for all of you reading, how do you prepare mussels, do you like them? Share you’re recipes and ideas, I’m always on a lookout for new recipes, new ideas, now approaches to delicious ingredients which can be turned into spectacular dish! 🙂


Preparation: 20 min

Cook time: 30 min

Servings: 4


Ingredients

  • 1,5 kg mussels
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 200 ml white wine
  • 1/2 lemon
  • salt & pepper to taste

Mediterranean mussels

How to

  1. Using a small knife clean the shells if needed and wash them.
  2. In a large sauce pan or even a large pot heat olive oil. Add pressed garlic and parsley. After simmering for a minute add cleaned mussels, a bit of lemon juice and some salt & pepper if needed.
  3. After simmering for 10 min when shells open add white wine and cook to a boil, then let it simmer for a few more minutes and that’s it! Enjoy!
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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Jodi says:

    Happy birthday!! Never made or even ate mussels …. hmmm. Better do something about that huh?!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much, and you should really try them, hope you’ll like them 😊

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      1. Jodi says:

        I will!!

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  2. Yum! Garlic, parsley, and white wine is a classic, I love it! I like to do a white wine and pesto mussel with pesto I make with basil and arugula with pine nuts or fennel fronds and walnuts

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Sounds lovely, would love to try them with all those wonderful flavours 😊

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      1. Thanks! hope you like them. Your post made me want to cook up some at home as well!!

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  3. Happy belated birthday, Kreso. Love this treatment of mussels cooked simply in white wine, garlic and lemon. I also love them in a tomato broth. But then I love anything that comes from the ocean.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      I also love them in a tomato broth, really brings out that delicious flavour 😁 thank you very much!

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  4. Sretan rođendan i čestitam na razgovoru za posao. 🙂

    Ja radim dagnje jako slično, samo dodam još i pelata ili paradajz sosa i malo krušnih mrvica da se sve fino zgusne i da je bolji saft za umakati kruh. 😀

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hvala! Znam to je isto odlican nacin za pripremit dagnje i taj sos 😍 mmmm

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  5. This looks so tasty. I make them in a similar way, but also add a bit if saffron (warmed up first with a bit of hot water) to the wine. It adds so much. 🙂

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Sounds so interesting, never used saffron that way, I should really try next time 😊 thanks for stopping by!

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  6. lulu says:

    You can’t beat a good bowl of mussels and lots of bread for dipping!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      I agree, thanks for visiting 😁

      Like

  7. These looks so yummy

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks and they really were 😊

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